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Application Specialist in Advanced Light Microscopy, EMBL Imaging Centre, Heidelberg, Germany

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Location:Heidelberg, Germany
Staff Category:Staff Member
Contract Duration:3 years renewable
Grading:Grade 5 or 6, depending on qualification and experience
Closing Date:31 December 2020
Reference Number:HD01871

We are looking for a highly motivated and interdisciplinary imaging specialist to join the Advanced Light Microscopy (LM) Team led by Timo Zimmermann at the new EMBL Imaging Centre (EMBL IC). EMBL is currently constructing the EMBL IC to make the latest imaging technologies available to a broad, international user community of researchers from academia to industry. The Advanced Light Microscopy Team will work in close collaboration with the Electron Microscopy Team to offer a broad spectrum of electron and light microscopy technologies with special emphasis on correlative microscopy, covering all scales from structure determination of single protein complexes to imaging whole organisms. Advanced and mostly pre-commercial light microscopy will include the latest (cryo-) super-resolution, light-sheet and multiphoton technologies. Dedicated service staff will provide bespoke user project support from sample preparation to image analysis. The successful applicant will be part of an international, highly collaborative team comprising microscopy engineers, application specialists and image analysists having the mission of highest-level user service provision and technology development. Before opening of the EMBL IC the successful candidate will work on selected pilot projects and microscopy technologies integrated in EMBL’s existing research groups and facility service teams. Other positions currently open in the EMBL IC:

Your role

The successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • Supporting users in all aspects of advanced light microscopy as well as correlative microscopy experiments: sample preparation, introduction to the imaging technology, assistance and trouble-shooting during imaging and data collection, data management as well as data analysis.
  • Setting-up, testing, and running of advanced light microscopy equipment.
  • Developing novel image acquisition schemes and workflows tailored to the EMBL IC in close collaboration with academic microscope developers, optical engineers and industrial partners of the facility.
  • Organising and teaching of light microscopy techniques for the EMBL IC user community.

For additional information please check the job offer.